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Disowning a process in Linux

When you want a process to continue running even after you log off a Linux system, you have a couple options.One of them is to use the disown command. It tells...

Masergy teams with Fortinet for at-home SD-WAN

Working from home is becoming more of a permanent option with each passing day, but working from home means your network is provided not by your corporate enterprise but by carriers...

How to enforce password complexity on Linux

Deploying password-quality checking on your Debian-based Linux servers can help ensure that your users assign reasonably secure passwords to their accounts, but the settings themselves can be a bit misleading.For example,...

Backing up databases is critical and complex

Databases, also referred to as structured data, are an essential part of any data center. While databases do not typically hold a high percentage of the terabytes housed in a given...

IoT Roundup: Carriers and connectivity fueling Microsoft’s IoT expansion, IoT networks getting smarter, and...

This month's installment covers the impetus lent to IoT deployments by the ongoing pandemic, some new wrinkles in the security picture, and the possibility of more intelligence at the network edge...

The OSI model explained and how to easily remember its 7 layers

When most non-technical people hear the term “seven layers”, they either think of the popular Super Bowl bean dip or they mistakenly think about the seven layers of Hell, courtesy of...

Equinix launches bare metal cloud service

Having completed its purchase of bare-metal cloud specialist Packet in March, Equinix is announcing the availability of Equinix Metal, an automated and interconnected bare metal cloud service in four major regions.A...

IBM expands the role of its hybrid-cloud security package

IBM is expanding the role of its security-software package for hybrid-cloud deployments by improving the gathering of security data collected within customer networks and drawing on third-party threat-intelligence feeds, among other...

How to download and play YouTube and other videos on Linux

Who would have imagined that there’s a Linux tool available for downloading YouTube videos? Well, there is and it works for Linux as well as for other operating systems. So, if...

AMD introduces Zen 3 architecture and pursues Xilinx acquisition

AMD had a busy week last week. It introduced the third generation of its Zen microarchitecture, which has been propelling the company’s comeback since 2017, and is the subject of reports...

BrandPost: 8 SD-WAN Features You Shouldn’t be Ignoring

The technological revolution in business continues apace. A huge range of technologies have become integral to the way businesses operate, and this dependence on tech is growing all the time. Those...

How networking pros can help make better IT buying decisions

IT purchasing teams have a dismal track record, in part because they face a number of roadblocks. Undue influence of a few team members who only check in occasionally. Failure to...

IT leaders grapple with the new normal

Five articles examine the challenges faced by leaders across all segments of IT – and the solutions that have made a difference.

What 5G brings to IoT today and tomorrow

The internet of things, already booming, can expect a big boost from 5G cellular technology as it becomes more available and as commercial services catch up with enhanced standards that are...

How building bricks could store electricity

Common red masonry bricks – the same type used in construction projects, including many data centers – can be adapted and used to store electricity, researchers claim.A team from Washington University...

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